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Mississippi State Bulldogs Claim No. 1 Ranking in AP Poll

The Bulldogs are No. 1 in the AP Poll for the first time in school history after knocking off No. 2 Auburn

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College football has the same team as the No. 1 team in the polls, at least for a week, as the Mississippi State Bulldogs claimed the No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press Poll to go along with their No. 1 ranking in the Amway Coaches Poll that was released earlier Sunday.

The Bulldogs, who stood in a tie with Ole Miss at No. 3 last week, picked up 45 first place votes this week to take the top spot away from Florida State, who received 12 first place votes and dropped to No. 2.  Ole Miss stayed at No. 3 and received three first place votes.

For the Bulldogs, this is their first time to stand at the top of the college football landscape, and their journey from unranked to No. 1 is the fastest in the AP Poll's history.

The Bulldogs knocked off then-No. 2 Auburn 38-23 in Starkville Saturday to set the cards in motion to snag the No. 1 spot.  Then-No. 1 Florida State took down Syracuse 38-20 on the road, and No. 3 Ole Miss knocked off the then No. 14 Texas A&M Aggies 35-20.

In addition to having two of the top three teams in the nation, the SEC also has No. 6 Auburn, No. 7 Alabama, and No. 10 Georgia in the top-ten.  Texas A&M dropped to No. 21.

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Auburn
2 Florida State Florida State Ole Miss
3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Mississippi State
4 Baylor Baylor Oklahoma
5 Notre Dame Notre Dame Baylor
6 Auburn Michigan State Alabama
7 Alabama Alabama Georgia
8 Michigan State Auburn TCU
9 Oregon Oregon Texas A&M
10 Georgia Georgia Oregon
11 Oklahoma Oklahoma Florida State
13 Ohio State Ohio State Notre Dame
14 Kansas State Kansas State Michigan State
15 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Ohio State
16 Arizona East Carolina Stanford
17 Arizona State Arizona Kansas State
18 East Carolina Arizona State Clemson
19 Nebraska Nebraska Florida
20 Utah Stanford UCLA
21 Texas A&M Texas A&M USC
22 USC Clemson Tennessee
23 Stanford Utah Utah
24 Clemson Marshall Nebraska
25 Marshall USC Arkansas
For a composite Top 25 college football ranking, visit